thorough legal review

Dr. habil. Christian Förster

Good Advise takes time - quick shots often miss the mark

In more than two decades of university experience, I have learned to get to the bottom of a legal problem before presenting the result. Firstly, the devil is in the detail, and secondly, you can only convincingly explain what you have understood yourself.

So I listen to my clients to find out where their real problems lie and what their goals are. My main task then is to pave the (legal) way for them. This in turn means analysing the advantages and disadvantages of the various alternatives and making them understandable to the client. Then we can decide together which is actually the best solution.


Dr. Christian Förster read law at the University of Tübingen. Impressed by his time in Tokyo at the end of his legal clerkship, he began studying Japanese studies in Tübingen and Kyoto parallel to his dissertation project. He awarted his doctorate for his thesis on: "The dimension of the company: a chapter in German and Japanese legal history".

Afterwards Dr. Christian Förster stayed at the University of Tübingen as a research assistant and was habilitated with the thesis: "The Fusion of Personnel Security - A New Systematization of Guarantees from a Comparative Legal Perspective". He was granted a teaching licence for the subjects of civil law, commercial law and business law as well as comparative law.

This was followed by deputy professorships in Bonn, Dresden, Frankfurt a.M. and Freiburg. After a first short time as an attorney, Dr. Christian Förster was appointed to a professorship for "Transcultural Studies (Social Sciences) at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" at the University of Heidelberg, which he held until the end of the cluster. Dr. Christian Förster has been a partner at Bartsch Rechtsanwälte since January 2019.

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Area of Specilization

  • Contract and Tort Law
  • IT Law
  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Transportation Law

Higher Education

  • Read law and Japanese studies in Tübingen und Kyoto
  • legal trainee at Landgericht Tübingen
  • Awarded a doctorate and Habilitation at the University of Tübingen


Member of

  • Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft, Frankfurt a.M. (Mitglied des Vorstands)
  • Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung, Hamburg
  • Deutsch-Japanische Studiengruppe der Werner Reimers Stiftung, Bad Homburg
  • Deutsch-Japanischer Wirtschaftskreis, Düsseldorf
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transportrecht, Hamburg
  • Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung, Freiburg
  • Global Faculty des Executive Master of Business Law, Universität St. Gallen
  •  Hôjinkai (Verband japanischer Unternehmer), Frankfurt a.M.
  • Ständiger Mitarbeiter der JA (Rechtsprechung im Bürgerlichen, Handels- und Gesellschafts-recht)
  •  Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung

Proficient in

  • Englisch
  • Japanese

Dr. habil. Christian Förster


  • Schuldrecht Besonderer Teil – Eine Einführung mit Fällen, 2. Auflage Heidelberg (C.F. Müller) – 2016, XXV, 408 S.
  • Gesellschaftsrecht – Eine Einführung mit Fällen, 2. Auflage Heidelberg (C.F. Müller) – 2016, XVIII, 301 S.
  • Allgemeiner Teil des BGB – Eine Einführung mit Fällen, 3. Auflage Heidelberg (C.F. Müller) – 2015, XI, 127 S.
  • Die Fusion von Bürgschaft und Garantie – Eine Neusystematisierung aus rechtsvergleichender Perspektive, Tübingen (Mohr Siebeck) – 2010, XXII, 548 S. (Habilitationsschrift)
  • Die Dimension des Unternehmens – Ein Kapitel der deutschen und japanischen Rechtsgeschichte, Tübingen (Mohr Siebeck) – 2003, XIV, 403 S. (Dissertation)

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